Entry Level Skill Checklists for Physical Therapist Assistant Students

$59.95
Author(s):
Terry Larson
ISBN 10:
1630919985
ISBN 13:
9781630919986
Pages:
192
Cover:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
2023
Item Number:
49986
Product Dimensions:
8.50 x 11.00 x 0.44 inches

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Book Description

A new resource to support and track student development across PTA programs, Entry-Level Skill Checklists for Physical Therapist Assistant Studentsis a visually appealing lab manual that includes entry-level PTA skills in a user-friendly, step-by-step checklist format.
 
Written by seasoned PT and PTA instructor Dr. Terry Larson, Entry-Level Skill Checklists for Physical Therapist Assistant Studentscombines skill and evaluation measures into checklists so instructors may track their students’ progress with ease. The book is meant to follow students throughout their programs of study—from their first lab course to submission at the end of their program. Created to reflect the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education guidelines, Entry-Level Skill Checklists for Physical Therapist Assistant Studentsis the latest entry into SLACK Books’ Core Texts for PTA Education series.
 
What’s included in Entry-Level Skill Checklists for Physical Therapist Assistant Students:
  • Sections on data collection and intervention
  • Checklists following each skill stage to record and evaluate progress
  • Checkboxes for peer evaluation and instructor assessment
  • Comment areas for instructors to provide feedback on development of student abilities
Across courses and programs, Entry-Level Skill Checklists for Physical Therapist Assistant Studentswill help students facilitate self-evaluation and professors gauge and document student progress in any PTA program.
 

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Contents

Contents
About the Author
Preface                                                                                                                                                       
 
Section I         Data Collection                                                                                                                 
Chapter 1        Vital Signs                                                                                                                         
Vital Signs                                                                                                                         
 
Chapter 2        Gait and Balance Testing                                                                                                   
Tinetti Test/Performance-Oriented Mobility Assessment                                                 
Timed Up and Go Test                                                                                                      
Berg Balance Scale                                                                                                            
Dynamic Gait Index                                                                                                          
 
Chapter 3        Sensory Testing                                                                                                                 
Cranial Nerve Testing                                                                                                        
 
Chapter 4        Range of Motion Testing                                                                                                   
Cervical Spine                                                                                                                   
Shoulder                                                                                                                             
Elbow/Forearm                                                                                                                  
Wrist                                                                                                                                  
Thoracolumbar                                                                                                                  
Hip                                                                                                                                     
Knee                                                                                                                       
Ankle                                                                                                                                 
 
Chapter 5        Manual Muscle Testing                                                                                                     
Cervical Spine                                                                                                                   
Scapula                                                                                                                              
Shoulder                                                                                                                             
Elbow/Forearm                                                                                                                  
Wrist                                                                                                                                  
Trunk                                                                                                                                 
Hip                                                                                                                                     
Knee                                                                                                                                   
Ankle                                                                                                                                 
 
Chapter 6        Muscle Length Testing                                                                                                      
Upper Quarter                                                                                                        
Lower Quarter                                                                                                                   
 
Chapter 7        Posture                                                                                                                               
Posture                                                                                                                               
Chapter 8        Wheelchair Measurement                                                                                                  
Wheelchair Measurement                                                                                                  
 
Chapter 9        Developmental Reflexes                                                                                                    
Developmental Reflexes                                                                                                    
 
Section II        Interventions                                                                                                                    
Chapter 10      Breathing Exercises                                                                                                           
Breathing Exercises                                                                                                           
 
Chapter 11      Airway Clearance                                                                                                              
Airway Clearance                                                                                                              
 
Chapter 12      Physical Agents                                                                                                                 
Electrotherapy—Sensory Level                                                                                        
Electrotherapy—Motor Level                                                                                           
Cryotherapy                                                                                                                       
Moist Hot Pack                                                                                                                  
Paraffin                                                                                                                              
Ultrasound                                                                                                                         
Mechanical Traction                                                                                                          
 
Chapter 13      Functional Training                                                                                                           
Positioning and Draping                                                                                                    
Bed Mobility                                                                                                                      
Transfers                                                                                                                            
Handling Techniques                                                                                                         
Facilitation Techniques                                                                                                     
Gait Patterns                                                                                                                      
Wheelchair Operation                                                                                                        
Lifting Techniques                                                                                                             
 
Chapter 14      Manual Therapy                                                                                                                 
Soft Tissue Mobilization                                                                                                   
Joint Mobilization—Upper Quarter                                                                                  
Joint Mobilization—Lower Quarter                                                                                  
 
Chapter 15      Therapeutic Exercise                                                                                                         
Range of Motion                                                                                                                
Stretching                                                                                                                           
Strengthening                                                                                                                     
 
Chapter 16      Wound Management                                                                                                         
Isolation Techniques—Handwashing                                                                                
Isolation Techniques—Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment                 
Sterile Techniques—Donning and Doffing Sterile Gloves                                               
Sterile Techniques—Application of a Wound Dressing and Sterile Field                        
 
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About the Editors

About the Author

Terry Larson, PT, DPT, completed a Bachelor of Arts in Dance (2000), a Master of Science in Physical Therapy (2004), and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine (2008). She owns a private in-home pelvic health practice in Florida, treating men and women with pelvic floor dysfunction and associated orthopedic conditions. She is the Program Director for the Hybrid Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Community Based Education & Development (CBD College) in Los Angeles, California. In addition, she is a Senior Teaching Assistant for Herman and Wallace Pelvic Health Institute and Associated Faculty for Hanover College, Bowling Green State University, South College, and Augustana College Hybrid DPT programs.